GBTA and VDR Launch Registration for Ninth Annual European Conference

Conference Coming to Berlin

Alexandria, VA (14 May 2018) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – announced that registration is now open for GBTA Conference 2018 Berlin in Partnership with VDR. For the fifth straight year, GBTA joins its German partner association VDR – the German Business Travel Association – to host the largest business travel conference in Europe.

The conference will take place 27-29 November in Berlin, Germany at the Estrel Congress Center and will bring together more than 60 industry speakers and over 50 exhibitors from around the globe. This year’s theme, Momentum, is designed to address the rapid acceleration of change within the business travel industry.

“We are thrilled to partner with VDR again, as we continue to build on our past successes within Europe and look forward to hosting attendees at a new venue in Berlin,” said Catherine McGavock, GBTA’s Regional Vice President – EMEA. “Our new education session format will enable us to offer more learning opportunities than ever before, guaranteeing attendees will walk away with knowledge and information designed to help them build their careers and improve their travel management programmes.”

Attendee registration is now open. Register by 12 June for up to €900 in savings. More information on programs and speakers will be unveiled in the near future. For the latest developments, please visit

Media registration is complimentary. For media accreditation, please contact Nikki Stimson at [email protected].

About the Global Business Travel Association
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world’s premier business travel and meetings trade organization headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with operations on six continents. GBTA’s 9,000-plus members manage more than $345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA delivers world-class education, events, research, advocacy and media to a growing global network of more than 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts. To learn how business travel drives lasting business growth, visit